23 January 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Students and staff are invited to sign up to Team Richmond School & Sixth Form College and take part in the 2023 Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research at South Park in Darlington on Sunday 11th June.

The cost to enter the event is £11 for those aged 15 and under and £15.99 for those 16 and over but if you register before the end of January there is an offer to secure a place for your child with 50% off the entry fee. Simply visit Race for Life Darlington and use the discount code RFL23NY. You can sign up for the team until Friday 31st March but you will have to pay the full cost. To enter a place for child aged 15 and under only, please call 0300 123 0770 as children can only be registered by an adult aged over 18 who has the consent of the child’s parent or legal guardian.

We are asking all of our Richmond School and Sixth Form College Race for Life team to try to commit to raising a minimum of £5 in sponsorship money. Part of the online sign up process requires each entrant to input a minimum fundraising target of £50. Please don’t be put off by this! We have queried this with the Race for Life team as we are aware that this might not be possible for everyone and we are more focused on trying to raise as much as possible as Team Richmond School and Sixth Form College. We have been reassured that whilst you have to set this target at £50 in order to proceed with the sign-up process, they are very grateful for whatever we can raise and it doesn’t matter if each one of us doesn’t manage to hit the £50 individual target.

Once you have completed the sign-up process you will be asked to either ‘join a team’ or ‘create a team’. At this point please select ‘join a team’ and then search for ‘richmond-school-north-yorkshire’ or use this link to join Team Richmond School and Sixth Form College. This will link your child’s fundraising page to the Team fundraising page and allow us to track our fundraising progress.

Once you have signed up you will receive an email confirmation which contains a reference number. Please forward this email to so we have a record of this number should there be any need for it on the day and also so we know who has signed up! Please read the terms and conditions of entry carefully before signing up.

Miss Southgate, PE teacher, said: “We took part in the Race for Life in 2015 and again in 2017, with over 280 staff and students taking part and with a combined fundraising total of over £14,000 – we couldn’t have been prouder of our Richmond School and Sixth Form College family.

“Until 2019, the Race for Life was an all-female event and, whilst our 2015 and 2017 teams did amazingly well, we were referring to ourselves as Team Richmond School and couldn’t help feeling that the team was never truly representative of who we are as a school community. We recently learned that since 2019 the event has been opened up to absolutely everybody so we felt it was time to launch Team Richmond School and Sixth Form College 2023! We are really looking forward to taking another team to represent our school, have fun and raise as much money as possible for a cause which means so much to so many people.”

Race for Life is Cancer Research UK’s biggest series of fundraising events. Since 1994, Race for Life has grown into a series of hundreds of events across the country, raising nearly £900 million towards beating cancer over the last quarter of a century.

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